The process of exploring one’s sexuality is unique to each individual, and it’s essential for our health that we are connected with who we are, as well as being aware of what we enjoy and what we don’t enjoy. Exploring our sexuality is not something we do only during certain periods of our lives, it’s a continuous process. Even after having had sexual experiences, your personal preferences and desires may change over time. But, above all, you are the only one capable of discovering what works for you to have a healthy sexual life.

Feeling Self-Conscious or Guilty

Often, we stay in our comfort zone when we don’t feel capable of trying something new because it feels safer. But, our comfort zone can evolve over time, as it changes along with our life experiences. If we challenge ourselves to explore and change with it, we can welcome new and unknown experiences that will become our future comfort zone. In other words, our comfort zone is something we create and not something we are given.

Regarding sexuality, challenging yourself and trying new things will allow you to truly get to know your body and desires. However, you may very well find different obstacles along the way.

Communication is Vital

Being able to communicate our personal needs and concerns is vital in order to enjoy a fulfilling sexual life. It might feel challenging to talk about sexuality, but being open to healthy ways in which to explore, discover, share, and trust ourselves and others will improve your wellness and the quality of your relationships. 

It’s important to share any concerns you may have with the people in your life that have a positive influence on your attitude towards sexuality and relationships. Of course, not everything needs to be shared, and you can decide what you think you should keep private at any time. Your sexuality can be a deeply personal and unique experience for you. In any case, discovering and communicating what brings you healthy sexual fulfillment can be beneficial for you and your relationships.

What Can You Do to Explore Your Sexuality?

Healthy sexuality is a very personal process that requires emotional awareness and sometimes courage. You might already feel and discover sexual fulfillment with a consenting partner, or you may be looking for others to help you discover your sexuality. Your desires and preferences are intimate, and something only you can experience with your body and emotions. It truly is a special aspect of our lives, so let’s try to cherish it!